The Most Motivating Indoor Plant Sayings And Quotes

Gardening is usually associated with cultivating vegetables and fruits. However, that doesn’t mean we forget the various houseplant varieties that adorn our homes.

Having house plants is one of the best ways of inviting nature into your home!

You can use indoor potted plants to beautify any corner of your home with their lovely leaves and flowers. Additionally, they can help purify the air, create a calming environment, and even reduce stress.

Nowadays, many people are aiming to become plant enthusiasts, and everyone seems to be sharing their beautiful plant collections online!

Discover the perfect words to fuel your green inspiration at home with our collection of the most motivating indoor plant sayings and quotes. Transform your space into a botanical haven with uplifting phrases that celebrate the beauty and positivity of indoor plants.

There’s nothing more important to your Instagram post than a lovely caption to accompany your beautiful picture. We took it upon ourselves to research and compile a list of the most inspiring indoor plant sayings and quotes you can use for your next post.

Take a look!

Inspiring Indoor Plant Quotes

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1. “Plants cry their gratitude for the sun in green joy.” – Terri Guillemets

2. “Like wildflowers; you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.” – E.V.

3. “Watching something grow is good for morale. It helps us believe in life.” – Myron Kaufmann

4. “To create a garden is to search for a better world. In our effort to improve nature, we are guided by a vision of paradise. Whether the result is a horticultural masterpiece or only a modest vegetable patch, it is based on the expectation of a glorious future. This hope for the future is at the heart of all gardening.” – Marina Schinz

5. “When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden.” – Minnie Aumonier

6. “Just because you’ve only got houseplants doesn’t mean you don’t have the gardening spirit – I look upon myself as an indoor gardener.” – Sara Moss-Wolfe

7. “Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.” – May Sarton

8. “If you’ve never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden.” – Robert Brault

9. “Plants cry their gratitude for the sun in green joy” – Astrid Alauda

10. “I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow.” – David Hobson

11. “Where flowers bloom so does hope.” – Lady Bird Johnson

12. “Take thy plastic spade, it is thy pencil; take thy seeds, thy plants, they are thy colors” – William Mason

13. “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” – Audrey Hepburn

Charming Indoor Gardening Quotes

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14. “A beautiful plant is like having a friend around the house.” – Beth Ditto

15. “A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all, it teaches entire trust.” – Gertrude Jekyll

16. “God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.” – Francis Bacon

17. “A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.” – Liberty Hyde Bailey

18. “The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.” – Michael Pollan

19. “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

20. “The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.” – Alfred Austin

21. “The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.” – Gertrude Jekyll

22. “Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity” – Lindley Karstens

23. “Garden as though you will live forever.” – William Kent

24. “You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way” – Walter Hagen

25. “There can be no other occupation like gardening in which if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling.” – Mirabel Osle

Smart Indoor Plant Quotes

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26. “We may think we are nurturing our garden, but of course, it’s our garden that is really nurturing us.” – Jenny Uglow

27. “Plants are like people: they’re all different and a little bit strange.” – John Kehoe

28. “Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.” – Sigmund Freud

29. “All gardening is landscape painting.” – William Kent

30. “Gardening is a work of a lifetime: you never finish.” – Oscar de la Renta

31. “Half the interest of a garden is the constant exercise of the imagination” – Mrs. C.W. Earle

32. “I like gardening – it’s a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself.” – Alice Sebold

33. “Somedays, I am the flower. Some days, I am the rain.” – Pavana

34. “On every stem, on every leaf,… and at the root of everything that grew, was a professional specialist in the shape of grub, caterpillar, aphis, or other expert, whose business it was to devour that particular part” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

35. “Gardening requires lots of water – most of it in the form of perspiration” – Lou Erickson

36. “Science, or para-science, tells us that Geraniums bloom better if they are spoken to. But a kind word every now and then is really quite enough. Too much attention, like too much feeding, and weeding and hoeing, inhibits and embarrasses them” – Victoria Glendinning

37. “Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow.” – Zora Neale Hurston

38. “My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant’s point of view” – H. Fred Ale

Indoor Plants Love Quotes

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39. “I’m really quite simple. I plant flowers and watch them grow… I stay at home and watch the river flow.” – George Harrison

40. “Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow” – John Lennon

41. “Like people, plants respond to extra attention.” – H. Peter Loewer

42. “The heart is like a garden: it can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. What seeds will plant there?” – Jack Kornfield

43. “I love your roots, not the flower everybody sees!” – Akilnathan Logeswaran

44. “There are no happier folks than plant lovers and none more generous than those who garden.” – Ernest Wilson

45. “Life begins the day you start a garden.” – Chinese proverb

46. “Plants give us oxygen for the lungs and the soul” – Linda Solegato

47. “Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

48. “I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.” – Ruth Stout

49. “When one of my plants die, I die a little inside too.” – Linda Solegato

50. “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you… I could walk through my garden forever.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson

Puns and Quotes for Instagram Caption

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51. “I thought I was pretty cool until I realized plants can eat the sun and poop out air.” – Jim Bugg

52. “I make the air you breathe. You owe me.” – Plants

53. “I must have flowers, always and always.” – Claude Monet

54. “There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments.” – Janet Kilburn Phillips

55. “I have these plants in my house that are dying, so having a robot butler to water them when I’m away would be pretty handy.” – Cary Fukunaga

56. “The Earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


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Gardening is truly a marvel to behold.

You can grow plants in your outdoor garden and harvest vegetables and fruits, or use houseplants to beautify your indoor decor – the choice is all yours.

We can honestly say the motivational sayings and quotes we have shared capture the essence of gardening. You can include them in your Instagram captions or add them to a note when gifting your friends with houseplants!

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Leyla M

Leyla M. is a master home decorator, home improvement specialist and journalist with more than 20 years of experience with various home decor projects and remodeling. Her passion is making everyone's house a dream house. A place where all your dreams can come true. EXPERTISE: Home Improvement, Home Decor, Interior Painting, LOCATION: New York, USA TITLE: Master Editor FOLLOW LEYLA on Facebook